Federal Register Proposed Rules, Rules and Notices for June 4,2013

June 4,2013


Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; See Item Specific ICR Titles Provided in the Text [FR DOC# 2013-13067] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to submit an information collection request (ICR) (See item specific ICR title, EPA ICR Number, and OMB Control Number provided in the text) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Before doing so, EPA is soliciting public comments on specific aspects of the proposed information collection as described below. This is a proposed extension of the ICR, see expiration date for each ICR provided in the text. An Agency may not conduct or sponsor and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number.

Notification of a Public Meeting of the Science Advisory Board Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel [FR DOC# 2013-13188] SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public meeting of the SAB Environmental Justice Technical Guidance Review Panel to provide advice through the chartered SAB on the agency’s Draft Technical Guidance for Assessing Environmental Justice in Regulatory Analysis (May 1, 2013).


National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan; National Priorities List: Partial Deletion of the Omaha Lead Superfund Site [FR DOC# 2013-12969] SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 is issuing a Notice of Intent to Delete the 1,154 parcels (of the Omaha Lead Superfund Site (Site) located in the eastern part of the city of Omaha, Nebraska, from the National Priorities List (NPL) and requests public comments on this proposed action. The NPL, promulgated pursuant to section 105 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, as amended, is an appendix of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). The EPA and the State of Nebraska, through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ), have determined that all appropriate response actions under CERCLA and other lead abatement activities at these identified parcels have been completed. However, this deletion does not preclude future actions under Superfund. This partial deletion pertains to soils, dust and deteriorating lead-based paint, where applicable, of the 1,154 residential parcels. These types of properties include single and multi-family dwellings, apartment complexes, child-care facilities, vacant lots in residential areas, schools, churches, community centers, parks, greenways, and any other areas where children may be exposed to site-related contaminated media. A listing of the parcels by address can be found in Table 1 in the deletion docket. Figure 1 also shows a map of the Omaha Lead site and identifies the parcels proposed for deletion. Approximately 12,800 residential parcels and associated soil, dust and deteriorating lead- based paint will remain on the NPL and is/are not being considered for deletion as part of this action.

Review of New Sources and Modifications in Indian Country [FR DOC# 2013-13057] SUMMARY: The EPA is proposing three changes to the New Source Review (NSR) program for minor sources and minor modifications at major sources in Indian country, which we refer to as the “Tribal minor NSR program.” First, we propose to expand the list of emissions units and activities that are exempt from the Tribal minor NSR program by adding several types of low-emitting units and activities. Second, we propose to more clearly define the term “commence construction” and add the term “begin construction” to better reflect the regulatory requirements associated with construction activities. We believe both of these proposed changes would simplify the program, resulting in less burdensome implementation without detriment to air quality in Indian country. Lastly, we are reconsidering the advance notification period for relocation of a true minor source in response to a petition received on the final Tribal NSR rule from the American Petroleum Institute, the Independent Petroleum Association of America and America’s Natural Gas Alliance.



Approval and Promulgation of Implementation Plans and Designation of Areas for Air Quality Planning Purposes; State of California; Redesignation of San Diego County to Attainment for the 1997 8-Hour Ozone Standard [FR DOC# 2013-13064] SUMMARY: EPA is approving, as a revision of the California state implementation plan, a request from the California Air Resources Board to redesignate the San Diego County ozone nonattainment area to attainment of the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (1997 ozone standard) because the request meets the statutory requirements for redesignation under the Clean Air Act. EPA is also approving the State’s plan for maintaining the 1997 ozone standard in San Diego County for ten years beyond redesignation, and the inventories and related motor vehicle emissions budgets within the plan, because they meet the applicable requirements for such plans and budgets.



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